Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: HWSS5658C

Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

The pre-requisite for this course is-

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work.

Course Description

This course is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within the organisation.The students are trained to respond to any specific workplace infection risk, hazard and associated infection control practices.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures


Integrate infection control policy and procedure into work practices

Performance Criteria:

Implement infection control policy and
procedures with members of the work group
Maintain liaison with person responsible for
organisation-wide infection control
Provide coaching and support as required to
ensure that individuals/teams are able to implement
infection control practices
Adopt work procedures to reflect appropriate
infection control practice
Deal with issues raised through consultation and
ensure they are resolved promptly or referred to the
appropriate personnel for resolution
Implement workplace procedures for dealing with
infection control risks and hazardous events as necessary
Encourage employees to report infection risks and
to improve infection control procedures


Monitor infection control performance and implement improvements in practices

Performance Criteria:

Promptly investigate infection control hazardous
events to identify their cause in accordance with
organisation policy and procedure
Monitor work procedures to control infection
risks to ensure compliance
Regularly review and adjust work procedures to
ensure improvements in infection control practice
Provide feedback to team and individuals on
compliance issues, changes in work procedures and
infection control outcomes
Ensure training in work procedures is provided as
required to maintain infection control standards
Identify any inadequacies in work procedures and
infection control measures and ensure they are corrected
or reported to designated personnel
Accurately maintain records of infection control
risks and incidents as required
Use aggregate infection control information
reports to identify hazards, to monitor and improve risk
control methods and to indicate training needs
Report and investigate potential breaches of
infection control in line with organisation procedures


Provide information about infection control policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

Explain accurately and clearly to the work group
relevant information about infection control policy and
procedures, and applicable industry codes of practice
Regularly provide information about identified
hazards and the outcomes of infection risk assessments to
the work group
Provide opportunities for the work group to seek
further information on workplace infection control issues
and practices

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Two sessions( 3 hours each) of practical work activities
• Online work
• Observation,Reflections and reporting
• Clinical placement work

Teaching Schedule

There will be two sessions of practical work in this course at campus and the rest of the resources for learning will be available through online learning hub. The practical sessions will be held as advised in the program timetable..

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Online learning materials can be accessed using the RMIT Online Learning Hub.
The online learning materials listed include:

Subject outlines
Lecture notes
Assessment details

Other Resources

The students can access library for more resources like-
• Videos
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

  • Participation and competence in the class room activities
  • Assignment/Case Study based on clinical placement

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks will include the completion of
1. Online quizzes- Topic 1 and 2 for assessing the understanding of the underpinning knowledge
2. Assignment based on clinical placement observation, policies, procedures, implementation, reporting and suggestions for improvements.

Assessment Matrix

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